Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Enjoying a 4-day weekend, I took yesterday off. The plan was mammogram at 9am, then clean the house. In actuality - mammogram at 9:10 (forgot the script, had to go back home to get it), back home for a few minutes, then a run to Wal*Mart and Costco. Then I made the mistake of checking e-mail at work. Ended up getting nothing done housecleaning wise. New plan, get up this morning and clean.

showewr In actuality DH needed help with re-grouting the shower. He's been painstakingly (next time, not that there ever will be a next time, we'll tear out and re-do, trust me it's easier) removing the grout we screwed up when we redid the shower 10 years ago. Re-grouting was too big a job for him alone, but a pain to do together in such a small area. We ain't exactly toothpicks, you know! Started at 10 and barely made it to Mass at 4. Bonus - ordering out pizza!

Getting there with Emily's CHRISTMAS gift cardigan. Going to be an Easter cardigan now, which kinda fits, it's pastel colors. Found a cute cotton print on eBay to make a skirt to go with it. emily021409

Monday, February 2, 2009

Baby Uggs

I'm just finishing the second set of Baby Uggs - they're so cute! Anyway, on the second set instead of knitting stockinette and seaming the bottom and back, after the toe section is knitted I decided to knit the ankle section on DPNs in the round. Only my second time knitting with DPNs but since I want to knit socks, I needed the practice. Went pretty well. Used the KnitPicks 6" size 3, separated the 35 stitches between 3 needles. Did something today that I hope everyone has done at least once on DPNs; when I went to take the empty needle and start the next section, I grabbed the wrong needle and pulled it out of all the stitches. PANIC! but it was ok, I did drop one stitch, but picked it up again pretty easily. That's one part of my knitting that is improving - recognizing when I screw up and being able to fix it without starting over!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

great day

this was one of those "I'm so happy I married this man" days. We decided to drive up to michigan to make sure the cottage was ok. OK, he had to make sure - he's weird like that - and I went along for the ride. Knitted almost the entire car ride up and back, finished one baby ugg, and halfway through the other. Anyways, it was just a cool day. We got along all day, laughed a lot, ate dinner out on the way home (Texas Roadhouse, I had the pulled pork dinner with their absolutely wonderful mashed potatoes. I'd go there for the mashed potatoes and dinner rolls alone.) We walked across the ice, snow on the lake was mostly 2-4", it's about a 4 block walk to the island. Drifts on the island were pretty big, over my knees in places. You get pretty darn tired walking in drifts over your knees pretty darn quick! This was one of those keeper days, wish they were all like this. Baby Uggs picture is the first set that I already gifted to one mom-to-be, working on the second for obviously the second mom-to-be.